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Old 11-22-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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Lucas fuel injector cleaner that comes In the bottle is it a gimmick or really work? I've heard good and bad what's your opinion ??

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Old 11-22-2013, 09:25 AM   #2
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I use Chevron's Techcron but regardless of brand, they all do "clean" somewhat but at the dilution level of the average fuel tank, its not gonna do miracles. They help with fuel varnishes and some minor carbon buildup if used regularly but using a good grade of detergent gasoline will do the same. I keep the Chevron stuff around for when I have to use some cut-rate fuel when there is nothing better around. I feel that's where those types of additives really shine. Stopping the crud BEFORE it deposits all thru your fuel system.

Just my $0.02 worth. I'm sure someone will disagree and blast away...:-)

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Old 11-22-2013, 09:26 AM   #3
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My dad swears by it in his cummins and he's not the type that buys into the hype of stuff like that. I've never tried it in the jeep but I'm sure I will eventually
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:43 AM   #4
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I use Lucas products in everything I own from the tractor trailers right down to the motor cycles even in my wifes Jag. I have never had an issue with their products, thinking maybe I should buy stock in the company!!!
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Lucas is top notch. Sea foam is better sucked straight out of the bottle into your intake manifold from a vacuum line. Just do it where nobody will call the cops or the fire dept.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #6
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Lucas is top notch. Sea foam is better sucked straight out of the bottle into your intake manifold from a vacuum line. Just do it where nobody will call the cops or the fire dept.
What vacuum line and how much I've heard a lot of people using the sea foam as well
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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I use Chevron's Techcron but regardless of brand, they all do "clean" somewhat but at the dilution level of the average fuel tank, its not gonna do miracles. They help with fuel varnishes and some minor carbon buildup if used regularly but using a good grade of detergent gasoline will do the same. I keep the Chevron stuff around for when I have to use some cut-rate fuel when there is nothing better around. I feel that's where those types of additives really shine. Stopping the crud BEFORE it deposits all thru your fuel system. Just my $0.02 worth. I'm sure someone will disagree and blast away...:-)
Good info thanx
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #8
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Extra fuel injector cleaner hasn't been needed in many years. Modern U. S. gasolines contain enough cleaning additives to keep the fuel system and injectors bright & shiny clean. Don't waste your $$$ on it. The EPA even requires the cleaning additives be in all automotive gasolines. Sufficient additives weren't always the case but they have been for probably 20+ years since fuel injection became common.

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